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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Linglestown, Pennsylvania, USA


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The staff here at Christ Church works as a team, each person complementing the other to ensure that ministry is done efficiently and faithfully.

Pastor -- Pastor Kirk Kerns

Pastor Kirk Kerns entered the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in 1999 and graduated from Gettysburg in 2003. This is his second call with an official start date with Christ Lutheran on January 12, 2015. His installation will be held here on February 15 @ 3PM.

Director of Music -- Susan Daniels

Sue has been the Director of Music since 1996 and Director of our Handbell Choir since 1986.  Sue is our regular organist, directs our adult choir and bell choir, and supervises our children's Tone Chime choir (directed by Colleen Bartholomew). She is responsible for oversight of the entire music program and works closely with the Pastor in planning worship.

Youth Senior Advisor -- Michael Bricker

Michael attended Penn State and Wilkes Universities. He is an art and photography teacher at Central Dauphin High School and coaches tennis in the district. He is married and resides with his wife, Lauren, daughter, and son in Paxtonia. Michael serves as the senior youth advisor for both the Upper Elementary Youth Group (grades 4-6) and Youth Group (grades 7-12).

Youth Advisor -- Sean Hoffman

Sean has been involved in youth ministry since he attended Shippensburg University. He received his master's degree in education at Wilkes University. He is a 7th grade Social Studies teacher at Commonwealth Connections Academy. He currently resides in Enola with his wife. Sean serves as the youth advisor for both the Upper Elementary Youth Group (grades 4-6) and Youth Group (grades 7-12).

Congregational Secretary -- Sherry Madara

Sherry has general administrative duties and oversees the office needs of the congregation.

Pastor Emeritus -- Pastor William Stickley

In recognition of his 26 years of pastoral ministry at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pastor William Stickley was given the title of Pastor Emeritus.